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Hamas
Party leader Ismail Haniya
Parliamentary leader
Founded 1987
Headquarters Gaza City
Political ideology Islamism
Antisemitism
Political position
International affiliation Muslim Brotherhood
Color(s) green
Website hamas.ps
Hamas

Hamas (Arabic: حركة حماس "zeal") is a radical Islamic political and terrorist organization in Gaza and the West Bank known for their usage -en masse- of civilians as human shields.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9] The group is regarded as a terrorist organization by the United States, the EU, Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, Jordan and moderate Islamic leader Faisal Abdul Rauf. The name Hamas is an acronym of Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya (Islamic Resistance Movement). Hamas combines "Palestinian" nationalism with Islamic fundamentalism, and "regards the territory of the present-day State of Israel — as well as the Gaza Strip and the West Bank — as an inalienable Islamic waqf or religious bequest, which can never be surrendered to non-Muslims."[10] Overview:[11]

Hamas, the terrorist organization that controls the Gaza Strip since it defeated Fatah in elections and expelled its members by killing about 500 of them, between the years 2006 and 2007, learned from Hezbollah how to achieve gains on the conflict against the “Zionist enemy”. Hamas has adopted Hezbollah modus operandi using civilians as “human shields”. Few years ago the IDF published how it looks in the Shiite village of Al-Khiyam in southern Lebanon. Hezbollah has placed the weapon depots dozen meters from schools in the crowded center of the village. Over the years, Hamas enjoyed wide assistance of training and consultancy from Hezbollah and applied the same methodology in Gaza. An underground, well concreted City was dug in Gaza, Where Hamas militants were hiding, while a single shelter was not built for the citizens. Gaza villages, as in Southern Lebanon, became military compounds including armories, headquarters, intelligence positions, rocket launching positions, etc. All these were spread throughout the village according to the terrain analysis: observation posts on high positions controlling the roads below, important assets such as command centers and weapons warehouses in the most crowded or sensitive sites such as hospitals, schools and mosques. During an escalation, rockets are being launched from the hidden positions that were dug in advance – within or under homes, schools, mosques and various religious centers.

More:[12]

1. Societal Abuse Hamas has forcefully taken over Gaza, and has summarily executed 500+ political opponents by throwing them from skyscraper rooftops. Hamas carries out arbitrary arrests, torture and executions, by accusing and convicting suspected anti-Hamas Palestinians as "collaborators." During July/August 2014 Hamas performed at least 55 executions of civilians. Hamas has arbitrarily arrested and/or detained at least 2,970 people since seizing control of Gaza. 200+ cases of torture by Hamas have been documented since 2011.

2. Child Abuse Hamas perpetuates a culture of militarization in which younger children are revered as holier martyrs. Hamas runs summer camps for children as young as 6 years old, which include activities like crawling under barbed wire fences with assault rifles and viewing simulated kidnappings of Israeli soldiers.

160 child laborers allegedly died during Hamas’ construction of cross-border tunnels between Gaza and Israel. Hamas spokesman: "Human rights education dangerously contravenes Palestinian and Islamic culture" and "brainwashes Palestinian children."

3. Corruption Hamas raises billions of dollars, pockets most of it, and with what's left, builds tens of millions of dollars' worth of tunnels under homes, schools and hospitals. It diverted an estimated $30-90 million’s worth of building materials from construction projects to build three dozen tunnels into Israel to use for terrorist acts. Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal, with personal net worth of $2.6 billion, calls the shots of the military engagement in Gaza while living comfortably at a 5-star hotel in Qatar.

4. Human Rights Abuses Hamas morality police punish women .. Women in Gaza are unable to initiate divorce. Only males may press incest charges. Rapists can be set free if they agree to marry their victims. Homosexuality is entirely outlawed by Hamas, with a punishment of up to ten years in jail.

5. Disregard for Life Hamas camouflages its combatants in civilian clothes, turning all Gazans into potential IDF targets. Hamas glorifies martyrdom as a high calling, intentionally drawing Palestinian civilians into danger by firing rockets at Israel from civilian population centers. Hamas has been known to physically prevent civilians from evacuating targeted buildings. Hamas implements a "dead-baby strategy" by strategically trying to have as many as possible Palestinian babies killed, in order to use the photos to raise finances and political collateral. Hamas declared that all Israelis – including civilian men, women and children – are legitimate targets of missile attacks. Hamas frequently misfires rockets which land in Gaza, destroying buildings and killing innocent Palestinians. Hamas booby-traps homes, schools, and hospitals with explosives. "Work accidents" sometimes kill civilians.

Hamas in August 2014 booby-trapped a United Nations clinic in Gaza by hiding 12 barrels containing 80 kg. of explosives each in a wall, and then using a child to lure Israeli soldiers into the building. The explosives detonated and three soldiers died.

Hamas charter commits the group to the destruction of Israel, the replacement of the Palestinian Authority with an Islamic state on the West Bank and Gaza, and to raising "the banner of Allah over every inch of Palestine."

Before Arab Spring, Hamas had its headquarters in Damascus, Syria under the protection and support of that country's dictator, Bashar al-Assad though Assad broke ties with Hamas when Hamas backed the anti-Christian Free Syrian Army.. Hamas receives much support from theocratic Iran. (Iran was behind,[13] Hamas shelling Israeli civilians (while using its own) in May 2021 starting the war which led to operation Guardian of Walls by Israeli defense).


From the Jihadi-genocidal Hamas charter:[14]

Article 7: "The Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him salvation, has said: "The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him."" [Page 4]

Hamas advocates killing Jews, simply for being Jews.[15]

Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum on July 30, 2014:[16]
Anyone who has a knife, a club, a weapon, or a car, yet does not use it to run over a Jew or a settler, and does not use it to kill dozens of Zionists, does not belong to Palestine.

Historian:[17]

The reality is that Hamas is no liberation movement in search of a Palestinian nation. Instead, it seeks the destruction of Israel and the establishment of an Islamic empire on its ruins. How do we know? Because senior Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar has said so.

In 2008, Younis Astal, Hamas, MP: Islam will conquer world to "save humanity from [Hell] Fire." Al-Aqsa TV, Hamas.[18]

In 2010, on Al-Aqsa TV, Hamas Sermon in Gaza: "Rome Will Be Conquered by Islam."[19]

As late as May, 2021, Hamas openly declared the entire area is exclusively Arabs', Muslims'.[20]


Name

Hamas is an acronym of the Arabic phrase حركة المقاومة الاسلامية, or Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya or "Islamic Resistance Movement". Ami Isseroff on MidEast web states that the acronym is also the Arabic word for "zeal".[21]

Its noted personalities have called for genocide of Jews.[22] [23][24]

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History

A Nazi flag appears at a Pro-Palestinian rally during the 2021 Hamas war.[25]

Hamas was founded by terrorist Sheik Ahmed Yassin as the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's local political arm in December 1987, following the outbreak of the first intifada. Hamas published its official charter in 1988. From the 1990s it achieved notoriety for its use of the tactic of suicide bombing, principally against civilian targets in Israel. Hamas members started carrying out terrorist attacks starting in the late 1980s, at first in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The first Hamas suicide bombing took place on April 26, 1993, when Saher al-tamam attacked two Israeli buses in front of a coffee shop in Mehola, killing and injuring several Israelis. It is believed to have killed more than 1500 people in more than 350 separate terrorist attacks since then.

Opinion of Fatah

It also set itself in opposition to the less religious Fatah movement. In the 2006 elections to the Palestinian Authority legislature Hamas gained a majority of seats; its government was dissolved in June 1997 by "Palestinian" president Mahmoud Abbas following the military takeover by Hamas of the Gaza Strip after several days of fighting between Hamas and Fatah.

On the other hand, Hamas has also cooperated with the Fatah in its campaign of terror against Israel. For example, after the failure of the 2000 peace talks former leader of the Fatah movement Yasir Arafat ordered Hamas to start launching attacks against Israel.[26] In his later years Arafat also sought to create an leadership organization which would have included the Hamas and Islamic Jihad movements.[27]

Islam

Like the Muslim Brotherhood, which Hamas branched off from, Hamas believes the rules of Islam, or the Sharia to be a sufficient guide for all areas of life. Since Hamas sees Islam as a sufficient guide for all areas in life, and as a way of life, they, as the Covenant of Hamas says, tries to make Islam its program.[28]

Islamism

Example: In 2022, on March 30, March 31, Apr 1, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Other Palestinian Groups Threaten Violence During Ramadan – 'The Month Of Jihad And Martyrdom.'[29]

Freemasons, Lions Club and the Rotarians

Hamas views the Freemasons, Lions Club, and the Rotarians as groups that help support Zionist interests, and it believes that they were created with Zionist money and are driving forces behind the drug trade and alcoholism.[28]

2005 and on

Instead of agreeing to peace, and appreciating Israel's 2005 give away, Hamas has only taken advantage and got more emboldened in murderous aims, plans and routine, it has also turned the then vastly developed land, turning it into terror infrastructure. In a reversal of “beating their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks” (Isaiah 2:4), Hamas instead has used life-giving agricultural into weapons

Experts:[7]

When Israel unilaterally withdrew from the Gaza Strip in August 2005, it evacuated over nine thousand Israeli citizens living in 25 Jewish villages with the hope of encouraging the creation of an independent Palestinian state that would live in peace alongside Israel. 

The Israeli government left behind a highly-developed area, which could have served as the backbone of a prosperous economy. The sum of the exports from the Israeli greenhouses came to $200 million a year. The combined assets of Gush Katif (the largest Israeli village in the Gaza Strip at the time) were estimated at $23 billion.

Rather than reciprocate and use the infrastructure Israel left to the Palestinians, Hamas felt emboldened enough to violently take over the Gaza Strip from the Palestinian Authority in 2007. In a reversal of “beating their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks” (Isaiah 2:4), Hamas instead has used life-giving agricultural machinery and irrigation pipes to create rockets and weapons of slaughter.

Hamas is a hybrid terrorist organization with well-developed social, political and military wings. As the ruling regime in the Gaza Strip, Hamas needs to run schools, mosques, hospitals, and other social services for its residents. As a military wing (called the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades), Hamas has committed over 90 suicide and bombing attacks and has launched over 20,000 rocket and mortar attacks that have killed over 650 innocent Israeli civilians.

Hamas has established an orderly paramilitary framework with brigades, battalions, companies, and platoons as well as dedicated units, including intelligence, commando and cyber units. Its arsenal includes thousands of rockets and missiles at their disposal, as well as dozens of kilometers of tunnels often built underneath highly-sensitive areas in the Gaza Strip such as hospitals. Rockets have even been found underneath UNRWA schools.

Over time, Hamas has used its mandate to make the Gaza Strip into a base for terrorism. The money that it gets from Israel and Qatar is not used for the welfare of its citizens, but to increase its military capability by digging more tunnels and increasing its missile ranges and explosive payloads. At the same time, Israel has developed technologies to decrease collateral damage and protect the lives of innocent civilians.

In a 2012 example in eliminating a terror master, it was explained:[30]

... For sure Hamas carries out good deeds among the Palestinian poor in Gaza, with clinics and soup kitchens, but this is largely an attempt to indoctrinate them in anti-Semitic hatred by a political leadership that gives the armed wing its strategic marching orders.

The core fighters of the military wing number several hundreds of men, trained in Iran and Syria, but there another 10,000 people who facilitate their evil deeds.

Hamas is not some benign conservative religious party. The 2012 list of its regular human rights abuses compiled by the organisation Human Rights Watch runs to 42 pages, and includes beating people with iron bars, 102 cases of torture, and the hanging of anyone suspected of collaborating with the Israelis.

Their fighters employ child suicide bombers and use Palestinian civilians as human shields. This is the organisation to which Jaberi devoted the last decades of his violent life.

Jaberi, for example, is believed to have been involved in the suicide bombing of a No 6 bus in the Israeli settlement of Kfar Darom in 1995 that killed eight and wounded 60 others.

Already in Jan-2014, the Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) charged the PA and Hamas with repeated cases of torture, oppression, assaults on freedom of expression and academic freedoms, as well as ignoring court orders.[31]

Attacking Christians

Noted:[32]
The most serious manifestation of the Islamization of Gaza were the attacks on Christians during the Hamas takeover of Gaza.
In 2019:[33]
Hamas MP Marwan Abu Ras said in a June 28 Friday sermon at the 'Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Mosque in Gaza that was uploaded to the Internet that Muslims must avoid the "filthy and impure" company of Jews and Christians and that they must not take Jews and Christians as allies.

Anti-Semitism

The group has anti-Semitic beliefs such as Jews as supposedly plotting to "control" the world, Jews acquire wealth by supposedly "stealing", that the Jews supposedly "control" the media, government and finance.[34] Also, the co-creator of Hamas Abdel Azuz Rantisi engaged in Holocaust denial by claiming that the Holocaust is the greatest of "lies" created by the Zionists.[35]


Immediately following the 911 attacks, and ugly images of thousands of Arab-Muslim "Palestinians" dance, cheer celebrating the heinous crimes were publicized, father of 911 ringleader, Mohamed Al-Amir Atta invented the lie, blood libel on supposed five "dancing J..s." The racist Arab-Muslim used the term 'Jews' in his lie. Hamas bigots backed it. It is the only "source" for neo Nazis' pushed conspiracy theories about it.[36]


In January, 2004 (as a doctor):[37]
"The ... are worse than Hitler... I believe Hitler wouldn't bulldoze homes on civilians... It's impossible to say that Hitler would do that. I believe that more than fifty per cent of the world doesn't believe in the Holocaust, and I am one of them. The Israelis practice terror against our people and say to the world that we are terrorists. I believe that they did the same thing to Hitler..."

Shockingly, The "Protocols," despite widespread knowledge that they are a forgery, figure prominently in the discourse of the Islamists and appear in the Hamas Charter.[38]

In August 2009, Hamas refused to allow Palestinian children to learn about the Holocaust, which it called "a lie [sic] invented by the Zionists" and referred to Holocaust education as a "war crime."[39]

Hamas claims the Freemasons and Rotary clubs are Zionist fronts and refers to the fraudulent Protocols of the Elders of Zion, an antisemitic text purporting to describe a plan to achieve global domination by the Jewish people.[40]

Hamas legislator and imam, Sheik Yunus al-Astal, said that "suffering by fire is the Jews' destiny in this world and the next". He concluded "Therefore we are sure that the Holocaust is still to come upon the Jews". [41][42]

Hamas cleric, Yousif al-Zahar said that "Jews are a people who cannot [sic] be trusted. They have been traitors to all agreements. Go back to history. Their fate is their vanishing."[41][42]

In a March 2018 poll:[43]
63% reject the idea of allowing Israeli Jews to live in the state of Palestine as citizens or residents.


In 2020, 93% of West Bank and Gaza population harbor anti-Semitic attitudes.[44]

Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades

In 1991, Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades became the armed branch of the group Hamas. It is names after Ezzedeen Al-Qassam, an Islamic militant who was killed in 1935. The stated goals of the brigade are as follows: to fight Israel, take over Israel, and invoke a spirit of Jihad among the "Palestinians". The group is made up of many different cells. Secrecy is important, and sometimes cells do not know what other cells are doing. The group said by September 2000, more than 800 of its members had been killed. The leader of the militant wing is Muhamad Deif.[45]

Chemical weapons plan

In 2002 author wrote:[46]

On the eve of the publication of this book, the GSS reported that the terrorist organizations were preparing a mega-attack using chemical weapons. One of the ideas that Hamas was thinking about concerned a particularly satanic plan - to poison the water wells of the State of Israel. The GSS wondered if Hamas was familiar with the history of the Palestinian national movement and are trying to recreate 'Operation Atlas.'

The "Atlas" file still lies in the archives of the British Secret Service, the MI-5. Yellowing pages... including the reports of the original agents, the encrypted telegrams, the transmissions that were intercepted and deciphered, the transcripts of the interrogations and reports summarizing the affair in 1944, in the caves of Wadi Qelt. When examining the equipment brought with them by the terrorists from Germany, they discovered, along with the wireless devices, food, weapons and gold coins, several round cans containing a substance that looked like flour. The cans were sent to the lab. The results were unequivocal: it was a substance called 'oxygen arsenic.' Extremely deadly poison. A very small amount of it, actually a very small particle of a gram, is enough to kill a person...


Social Programs

Hamas conducts numerous social welfare actions, known as Dawa, including relief and education programs, school funding, soup kitchens, and sports leagues. These programs are viewed as propaganda and recruitment exercises, or both. In December 2001, the Bush administration seized the assets of the Holy Land Foundation, the largest Muslim charity in the United States, upon finding proof it was funding Hamas.[47]

Dirty money

As Hamas joined Hezbollah and al-Qaeda in the activities of terrorist organizations in the border triangle: Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay--the location is a money laundering center for terrorist organizations, terrorists trade drugs there, forge credit cards and gather intelligence on targets, profits of their activities are transferred to the Middle East--on June 18, 2005, Brazilian police had arrested 21 "Islamic terrorists," one of whom, Sial Bashar Yahya al-Atari, defined as "the head of Hamas in South America." Another senior detainee is Hussam Muhammad, a Lebanese citizen known as 'Abu Hitler'. [48]

Yahya Sinwar

Sinwar is infamous for his personal torture and cruelty of his people. [49][50]

He is known to walk around surrounded by kids. In 2021 he admitted of using Human shields.[51][52]

Among his recent inciting for racial massacres, on Apr 30, 2022, he called upon Arabs to attack Jews with Axes & firearms. [53] Days later, two Arab "Palestinian" illegal residents attacked a Haredi town (overwhelmingly avoiding serving in the army - conscientious objectors), with axes hitting on heads and shootings too. Hamas, Islamic Jihad lauded the cowardice bloody onslaught as an "heroic act."[54]

Liberal journalist, who routinely tries to find most weird rationalization for racist Arab-Islamic attacks, (thus an Haaretz darling), went out May/2022, in the predominantly Arab neighbourhood of Shuafat in E. Jerusalem, days after Arabs brutally attacked Haredi pious Jews with axes and shootings, to get the Arab attitudes. He approached a group of random young Arabs, as much as he tried, the ordinary Arabs told him, all Jews [sic] need to die. As he is famous on TV, including by Arabs, hoping to get a pass, he asked, me too? Yes, every Jew, the Arab voice in the crowd replies. The Quran says so, he adds. It was after the journalist asked the reaction to Hamas' Sinwar's called to massacre Jews. The replies he got, stronh support for Hamas.[55][56]


Popularity

Hamas is still fairly popular among many "Palestinian" people, but it is not as popular as it was at one point in time. Their total unwillingness to negotiate with the nation of Israel has weakened Hamas's support. The people are starting to get weary of the violence there. [57]

In January 2006 the political wing of Hamas won many seats in the "Palestinian" elections.[58]

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"Palestinians" inspect homes destroyed near the border with Egypt in Gaza, 2009.

Poll

In a March 2022 statistic, the poll among Arab Palestinians asked who was "most deserving of representing and leading the Palestinian people." Thirty-one percent picked Hamas, 29% chose Abbas’ P.A., and 33% chose none of the above. Eighty-four percent believe the P.A. is corrupt and 70% believe Hamas is dirty.[59]

Afro Palestinians in Gaza

The majority of families with dark skin in Gaza originate from Sudan and Egypt, many of them came to work in the Ottoman Empire's army hundreds of years ago.[60]

Wealthy Arab families in Gaza participated in the slave trade.[60]

Black Palestinians constitute a minority of one per cent of the total population of the two million inhabitants living in Gaza Strip.[61]

They have to work twice as hard to prove himself. Many black Palestinians are not considered for jobs that require direct communication or interaction with customers..[61]

Majority of Palestinians do not marry black Palestinians, although recently there have been some changes in mentality..[61]

In some areas, it is strictly forbidden for Arab Palestinians to marry black Palestinians, but in other areas..[61]

The situation is worse for black Palestinian women — while dark-skinned men may be able to marry light-skinned Palestinians, the reverse is mostly not accepted..[61]

Some mixed races couples are threatened by family of the Arab side to renounce him in the newspapers..[61]

Sometimes the racism is expressed nonverbally through looks.

Some tell of discriminatory experiences growing up. Racist taunts toward Gaza’s African minority are not uncommon, despite centurieslong African migration to Palestine.[60]


One interviewed:[60]

Abed al-Rawagh, 21, who works at a grocery store at the neighborhood’s entrance, told Al-Monitor that racism affects his business. “I don’t feel discriminated against until a white girl or woman comes to buy from the grocery store. As soon as she sees me, she changes her mind about buying and leaves. There’s a widespread belief that a black man would harm her. That offends me.”
Another one tells[60] about experience right after Hamas took control:
...after the split in 2007. “The policeman looked inside a taxi and ordered the two dark-skinned men inside, us, to step out. So my brother and I stepped out, and we headed to the search location. After they made sure that we weren’t suspects, we went back to the car. I felt very insulted. The driver asked me why. I told him ‘It seems we are now in Chicago!'”


Security forces have been recently (2017) very harsh on black Palestinians. Like selecting them out for further security checks.[61]


See related:

Mosab Hassan Yousef

The revelation that Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founder and leader of the "Palestinian" terrorist group Hamas, had spied for Israel for 10 years, and that he had also converted to Christianity, sent reverberations through the Middle East. Mosab worked alongside his father in the West Bank from the second Intifada to the current stalemate, and during that time he became one of the top spies for Israel's internal security arm, the Shin Bet.

The younger Mr. Yousef's disillusionment with Hamas and Islam came as a result of his continued exposure to Hamas cruelty in prison. In 1996, Mosab was arrested by the Israelis for buying weapons, and while he was beaten and tortured badly in custody, he was more shocked by the way the maj'd, Hamas's security wing, dealt with other prisoners in the Megiddo prison in northern Israel. By agreeing to work with the Shin Bet, he got out of prison early.

"Every day, there was screaming; every night, torture. Hamas was torturing its own people!" he writes. The Muslims he met in jail "bore no resemblance to my father" and "were mean and petty . . . bigots and hypocrites."

The Shin Bet approached him in prison after his arrest and asked him to spy for Israel, and being a double agent appealed to him as a way of gaining revenge on Israel from the inside. He accepted and stayed on Shin Bet's payroll for a decade, and in the early years they encouraged him to study and be a model son.[62]

According to a review by New York Times best-selling author Joel C. Rosenberg of Mosab's book, Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices,

Mosab hated the Jews. He cheered when Saddam Hussein fired 39 Scud missiles at Israel during the 1991 Gulf War, and was disappointed when Israel wasn't destroyed. He wanted Hamas to seize back all the land of "Palestine" from the Jews. But in 1996, at the age of 18, he was arrested by the Israelis for buying automatic weapons to kill Jews. He was sent to an Israeli prison. There he was stunned at what he saw: Muslims torturing Muslims. "I had never heard a human being scream like that guy did. What could he have done to deserve that." (p.97)

Months later, after being released from Israeli prison, Mosab was walking past the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. Someone [a British cab driver] -- not knowing who he was -- invited him to a Bible study. Curious, he attended. They studied the New Testament, and gave Mosab a copy to read for himself.

I began at the beginning [in the Gospel According to Matthew], and when I got to the Sermon on the Mount, I thought, Wow, this guy Jesus is really impressive! Everything He says is beautiful! I couldn't put the book down. Every verse seemed to touch a deep wound in my life. It was a very simple message, but somehow it had the power to heal my soul and give me hope. Then I read this: `You have heard that it was said, Love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.' (Matthew 5:43-45)....I was thunderstruck by these words. Never before had I heard anything like this, but I knew that this was the message I had been searching for all my life." Five years earlier, I would have read the words of Jesus and thought, What an idiot! and thrown the Bible away....But now, everything Jesus said on the pages of this book made perfect sense to me. Overwhelmed, I started to cry." (p.122-123) [63]

"I converted to Christianity because I was convinced by Jesus Christ as a character, as a personality. I loved him, his wisdom, his love, his unconditional love. I didn't leave [the Islamic] religion to put myself in another box of religion."[64]

After the deceased PLO chief Yasser Arafat turned down the Israeli offer of 90% of the West Bank with East Jerusalem as the capital of a new "Palestinian" state, an outbreak of the second Intifada in September 2000 led to Mosab being fully activated as a spy.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Matthew Kaminski reported,

Mr. Yousef tells me that he was horrified by the pointless violence unleashed by politicians willing to climb "on the shoulders of poor, religious people." He says Palestinians who heeded the call "were going like a cow to the slaughterhouse, and they thought they were going to heaven." So, as he writes in the book, "At the age of twenty-two, I became the Shin Bet's only Hamas insider who could infiltrate Hamas's military and political wings, as well as other Palestinian factions."

The motivation, he says, was to save lives.

"I'd seen enough killing. I was a witness to lots of death . . . Saving a human life was something really, really beautiful . . . no matter who they are. Not only Israeli people owe me their lives. I guarantee many terrorists, many Palestinian leaders, owe me their lives—or in other words they owe my Lord their lives."

His handler—a "Captain Loai," now retired from the Shin Bet—corroborated many of these stories to Haaretz. The paper said the Shin Bet considered Mr. Yousef "the most reliable and most senior agent."[62]

Gideon Ezra, formerly deputy leader of Shin Bet and now a member of the Knesset for the Kadima party, told BBC World Service that Mosab had been one of its agents. Mosab Hassan Yousef was considered Shin Bet's most reliable source in the Hamas leadership, earning himself the nickname "the Green Prince". One of his Israeli "handlers" told the paper that he had saved many lives, with one of his insights "worth 1,000 hours of thought by top experts" "The amazing thing is that none of his actions were done for money".

Mosab Hassan Yousef converted to Christianity, and he later moved to the United States in 2007.[65]

The United States is currently in the process of determining whether he qualifies for political asylum, as Islam demands the death of those who leave the ideology.

In an Associated Press interview, Mosab stated,

"To be honest with you, being killed is not the worst thing that can happen." "I know this is very dangerous and this will offend many people. The more you follow the steps of the prophet of Islam and the God of Islam, the more you get close to being a terrorist." Later adding, "Muslims are good people. But their God is absolutely bad."

Sheik Hassan Yousef said in a letter that his family had renounced "the one who was once our eldest son, who is called Mosab."[66]

Iran's mercenaries

Noted journalist summed up how the mullahrcracy of Iran uses Hamas & PIJ:[67]

Hamas and PIJ, it seems, want to continue receiving funds and weapons from Iran, but they do not want to be seen by Arabs and Muslims as mercenaries serving Iran's interests in the Middle East.

Hamas and PIJ want the Palestinians and the rest of the Arabs and Muslims to believe that their only goal is to "liberate all of Palestine, from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea" -- a euphemism for driving the Jews out of Israel and replacing it with an Islamist state.

That is most likely why both Palestinian terror groups were quick to issue statements denying that their main goal is to defend Iran and serve its interests in the Middle East.

"Take your armies and go with them back to Iran, where you can fight your battles away from the peoples you occupy to achieve your agendas," said Sami Gemayel, head of the Lebanese Kataeb Party. He also criticized the failure of Lebanese leaders to respond to the admission that Hezbollah was created to serve Iran, and not Lebanon: "Are you ready now to face the truth?"

The Iranian commander's [Maj. Gen. Gholam Ali Rashid's] statements coincide with the Biden administration's delusional commitment to the fiction that the US will somehow convince Iran to abandon its plans to acquire nuclear weapons.

While the Biden administration is talking about "diplomacy" as the best way to rein in Iran's nuclear program, the mullahs are preparing for war and advancing their scheme to annihilate Israel and, with the help of their six "armies," occupy still more Arab countries.


With Taliban

In August, 2021, with Taliban advancing, Hamas congratulated them and invoked the so called "struggle" term. It cheered them on their "victory" obver the US.[68]

See also

External links

References

  1. Operation Cast Lead: Hamas’s Human Shields. Jewish Virtual Library. Retrieved April 20, 2021.
  2. Katz, Yaakov (March 15, 2010). 'Hamas used kids as human shields'. The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved April 20, 2021.
  3. Does Hamas use civilians as human shields?. 4 News. Retrieved April 20, 2021.
  4. Fredericks, Bob (August 5, 2014). Hamas’ disturbing ‘human shields’ manual. New York Post. May 2, 2015. Retrieved April 20, 2021.
  5. UN report outlines how Hamas used kids as human shields. New York Post. Retrieved April 20, 2021.
  6. Wilson, Joe (May 31, 2018). The inhumanity of Hamas' human shields. Washington Times. Retrieved April 20, 2021.
  7. 7.0 7.1 The need for a Marshall Plan in the Gaza Strip Bradley Martin and Dr. Liram Koblentz-Stenzler - - The Washington Times, May 18, 2021.
  8. Hamas admits using civilians as human shields, All Arab News Staff, June 9, 2021.
    Israel accuses Hamas of double war crimes for such fighting – firing at Israeli civilians from within civilian population centers.

    In a speech to the head of the Hamas political bureau in Gaza after the end of the war between Hamas and Israel last month, Yahya Sinwar admitted that his organization has several military headquarters embedded in residential buildings – something Israel has been accusing the organization of all along.

    Hamas has always denied the existence of military and security headquarters among Gaza residents. This contradicts videos published by the Israeli army which indicate that rockets were launched from among the residential areas.

    Now, in a video that is making its way around the media, Sinwar admits as much...
  9. Khaled Abu Toameh (@KhaledAbuToameh) Tweeted: Hamas arrests 20-year-old Mustafa Asfour, from Khan Yunis, after he criticized Hamas for storing weapons in residential areas in the Gaza Strip. August 8, 2021.
    Hamas arrests Palestinian for criticizing the policy of storing weapons in residential centers. Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Israel 365 News, Aug 9, 2021. Israeli Arab journalist Khaled Abu Toameh tweeted on Sunday that Hamas arrested 20-year-old Mustafa Asfour, from Khan Yunis, after he criticized Hamas for storing weapons in residential areas in the Gaza Strip.
    Hillel Neuer's tweet - "20-year-old Mustafa Asfour of Gaza did something our Western correspondents rarely do: He risked his life to call out Hamas for using Palestinians as human shields by storing bombs in residential areas. That’s a war crime under the Geneva Conventions that Ken Roth never mentions. " - Trendsmap Aug 10, 2021
    Lise Korson (@LiseKorson) Tweeted: .Mustafa Asfour & other #Gazans just want #Hamas to STOP! following the practices of their #Iran patron who taught #Hezbollah to store weapons in civilian areas. We all saw what happened in Beirut blast last August! https://t.co/XI3fzoNghw Aug 9, 2021.
    @GogoIsrael2 Replying to @afagerbakke: But, but, according to the greatest NGO's E.V.E.R. that's not the case. #Israel is targetting residential area's without any proof of weapon storage or missile platforms. Correct, Kenny @KenRoth @hrw? Are you just a blatant #Israel basher and denying your ancestry? .. Aug 9, 2021.
    When Hamas tells you you're a human shield you shut up and be a human shield. Aug 9, 2021.
    michalms (@michalms01) Tweeted: @KhaledAbuToameh @IlhanMN @AOC if you care about Palestinian lives, you would use your voice and power to help Mustafa Asfour. Or are you only “care” about Palestinians when Israel is involved? Aug 10, 2021
    yossi blachman (@YBlachman) Tweeted: @KhaledAbuToameh @elliecohanim Where is @RashidaTlaib @AOC @Ilhan @UNWatch I guess only certain Palestinian lives matter to them. Aug 10, 2021
  10. Hamas, the Islamic Resistance Movement YNet Accessed July 18, 2007
  11. From Collateral Damage to Human Shields: Why There Are So Many Casualties on the Palestinian Side, Sarit Zehavi, Alma Israel, July 29, 2014.
  12. Why HAMAS is Bad for Palestinians, Jerusalem Institute of Justice,May, 2017.
  13. Ido Levy, How Iran Fuels Hamas Terrorism, Washington Institute, Jun 1, 2021.

    After playing a key role in the group’s military development for years and navigating deep ideological rifts, Tehran has renewed its extensive sponsorship in ways that contributed directly to the recent bloodshed in Gaza.

    ...The group later began developing high-level contacts with Iran when the Islamic Republic convened two conferences on Palestine in 1990-1991.
  14. https://embassies.gov.il/seoul-en/AboutIsrael/the-middle-east/Pages/Covenant-of-Hamas-terror.aspx
  15. The Hamas advocates Killing Jews, simply for being Jews, IMRA, November 25, 2002.

    IDF Spoksperson 24 November 2002

    The Iz-Adin Al Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas, published (23 November 2002) a bulletin on their official website, advocating the murder of Jews simply for the fact of that they are Jews.

    The bulletin was published to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Imad Akal, a senior Hamas official, killed in the Gaza Strip on November 24, 1993. The bulletin quotes Akal as saying: "We will knock on the doors of Heaven with the skulls of the Jews". The bulletin depicts an axe shattering the word "Al-Yahud" (Jews) and splintering the skulls of Jews. The words Al-Qassam are engraved on the axe.

    [1]
  16. Hamas Spokesman Fawzi Barhoum Calls to Carry Out Terror Attacks in Israel and the West Bank, Memri, Jul 30, 2014.

    In a July 30, 2014 interview with the Lebanese Al-Quds TV channel, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum called upon Israeli Arabs and Palestinians in the West Bank to wage attacks...

    "... Anyone who has a knife, a club, a weapon, or a car, yet does not use it to run over a Jew or a settler, and does not use it to kill dozens of Zionists, does not belong to Palestine..."
  17. Efraim Karsh, Hamas doesn't want a Palestinian state, The Spectator, May 22, 2021.
    The reality is that Hamas is no liberation movement in search of a Palestinian nation. Instead, it seeks the destruction of Israel and the establishment of an Islamic empire on its ruins. How do we know? Because senior Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar has said so:

    Islamic and traditional views reject the notion of establishing an independent Palestinian state… In the past, there was no independent Palestinian state… This is a holy land. It is not the property of the Palestinians or the Arabs. This land is the property of all Muslims in all parts of the world… [Hence] our main goal is to establish a great Islamic state, be it pan-Arabic or pan-Islamic.

    Understanding this makes it clear that the most recent bout of fighting — in which thousands of rockets have been fired and dozens killed — has little to do with freeing Palestinians from Israeli domination. It is inspired instead by the idea of freeing the Holy Land from Israel.
  18. Islam will conquer world to "save humanity from [Hell Fire"], PMW.
    Al-Aqsa TV, Hamas | Apr 11, 2008 — Younis Astal, Hamas, MP "Soon, Allah willing, Rome will be conquered, like Constantinople was conquered..."
  19. Hamas Sermon in Gaza: Rome Will Be Conquered by Islam, Memri Mar 5, 2010.

    Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas/Gaza)

    Following are excerpts from a Friday sermon delivered in the Gaza Strip, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on March 5, 2010.

    Preacher: The prophecy of the conquest of Rome remains valid, Allah willing. Just like Constantinople was conquered some 500 years ago, Rome too will be conquered.

    Our prayers, our fasting, and the charity we give will be to no avail, if we doubt the .. Muhammad. How can we proceed along the path of righteousness, if we are not secure in our belief that Rome will be conquered, as promised by the ... Muhammad and as proclaimed by Allah?
  20. Per Hamas' interview to Sky News on May 24, 2021.
    "Senior Hamas leader: Israel doesn't have the right to exist," Israel National News, May 25, 2021:
    “You are not a citizen. We are the owner of this area – Arabic area. This is well known as an Islamic area.”
  21. "A History of the Hamas Movement". Copyright 1999-2002. MidEast Web.
  22. Hamas Wants to Kill All Jews Worldwide. By Michael Brown July 16, 2019.  A senior Hamas leader has called for the slaughter of every Jew on planet earth. Those were literally his words. https://stream.org/hamas-wants-to-kill-all-jews-worldwide/
  23. Hamas Cleric and TV Host Abu Funun: We Will Not Leave a Single Jew, Dead or Alive, on Our Land. Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas/Gaza) https://www.memri.org/tv/hamas-cleric-and-tv-host-abu-funun-we-will-not-leave-single-jew-dead-or-alive-our-land
  24. Hamas Cleric: Not a Single Jew Will Remain Here. On Hamas TV station, presenter tells Jews: 'We will not leave a single one of you, alive or dead, on this land.' Ari Soffer , Oct 21 , 2015 3:51 PM https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/202229
  25. https://gellerreport.com/2021/05/nazis-flags-at-pro-terror-palestinian-demo.html/
  26. Arafat ordered Hamas attacks against Israel in 2000 - Jerusalem Post
  27. Arafat's Hamas Honeymoon -FrontPage Magazine
  28. 28.0 28.1 Hamas Covenant
  29. Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Other Palestinian Groups Threaten Violence During Ramadan – 'The Month Of Jihad And Martyrdom', Menri, Apr 6, 2022.
  30. Rocket attack is a warning to all Israel's enemies, with domestic intelligence agency Shin Bet to take action 'when necessary' Michael Burleigh for the Daily Mail, Nov 16, 2012.

    ... For sure Hamas carries out good deeds among the Palestinian poor in Gaza, with clinics and soup kitchens, but this is largely an attempt to indoctrinate them in anti-Semitic hatred by a political leadership that gives the armed wing its strategic marching orders.

    The core fighters of the military wing number several hundreds of men, trained in Iran and Syria, but there another 10,000 people who facilitate their evil deeds.

    Hamas is not some benign conservative religious party. The 2012 list of its regular human rights abuses compiled by the organisation Human Rights Watch runs to 42 pages, and includes beating people with iron bars, 102 cases of torture, and the hanging of anyone suspected of collaborating with the Israelis.

    Their fighters employ child suicide bombers and use Palestinian civilians as human shields. This is the organisation to which Jaberi devoted the last decades of his violent life.

    Jaberi, for example, is believed to have been involved in the suicide bombing of a No 6 bus in the Israeli settlement of Kfar Darom in 1995 that killed eight and wounded 60 others.
  31. Ari Yashar, "PA Human Rights Abuses Start with Hamas Flag," INN, May 09 , 2014.
    PA security forces charged with beating civilians with weapons, firing live ammo, raiding homes with no warrant.
  32. Fears in PA: Gaza May Turn into Taliban-Style Emirate, MEMRI Jun 27, 2007.
  33. Hamas MP Marwan Abu Ras said in a June 28 Friday sermon at the 'Izz Al-Din ..., Memri, Jun 28, 2019.
  34. http://www.adl.org/PresRele/IslME_62/4877_62.htm
  35. http://www.imra.org.il/story.php3?id=18086
  36. David Sheen, "Were the notorious..." The Gray Zone, Sep 11, 2021.

    'At no point did Maria or any witness allege that the Israeli men were dancing in any way. The FBI report refers to the men as the “Israeli Nationals” and “The High Fivers.” The first documented allegation that the men had danced in celebration of the Twin Towers attack comes not from any American law enforcement agency, but rather from the father of Mohammad Atta, the ringleader of the Al Qaeda-affiliated cell that hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 and crashed it into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. On September 28, 2001, a USA Today article entitled “Conspiracy theories say Israel did it” cited Egyptian news agency MENA’s interview with the elder Atta, complaining that insufficient focus was being paid to reports that the FBI had “seized a number of Jews while they were dancing in celebration over the incidents.”...

    An internal FBI memo dated September 24, 2001 stated: “Both the Newark and the New York Divisions conducted a thorough investigation which determined that none of the Israelis had any information on prior knowledge regarding the bombing of the World Trade Center. Furthermore, Newark and New York determined that none of the Israelis were actively engaged in clandestine intelligence activities in the United States.”

    [Conspiracy Theories say Israel [sic] did it. By James Cox, USA TODAY, Sep. 28, 2001.

    The Muslim world World Trade Center ... A group of five [sic] Jews was arrested shortly following the attacks after being spotted videotaping the crashes on a New York rooftop and [sic] dancing in jubilation... Typical is an editorial in the Syria Times...

    The grieving father of suspected hijacker Mohamed Atta, interviewed by Egyptian news agency MENA, wondered why U.S. media outlets has chosen to ignore that U.S. authorities seized a number of Jews while they were [sic] dancing [sic] in celebration [sic] of over the incidents." The answer to that question was obvious to Ismail Abu-Shanab, a member of the militants Palestinian group Hamas.]

  37. Jeffrey Goldberg, Fighting Terror by Closing Engineering Schools, The Atlantic, January 19, 2010.
    Two months after our conversation, Yassin was assassinated in an Israeli missile strike. Abdel Aziz Rantisi was appointed the new leader of Hamas in Gaza. In January, I had met with Rantisi, who was a pediatrician; I asked how he could justify harming Israeli children. He told me that Israel has forced Hamas to commit these acts. Then he said, "The ... are worse than Hitler... I believe Hitler wouldn't bulldoze homes on civilians... It's impossible to say that Hitler would do that. I believe that more than fifty per cent of the world doesn't believe in the Holocaust, and I am one of them. The Israelis practice terror against our people and say to the world that we are terrorists. I believe that they did the same thing to Hitler..."
  38. Sacks, Jonathan. Not in God's Name: Confronting Religious Violence. United States: Schocken Books, 2017. (Chapter, The Scapegoat), p. 83.
    The Protocols, despite widespread knowledge that they are a forgery, figure prominently in the discourse of the Islamists and appear in the Hamas Charter.
  39. Hamas rips U.N. for teaching the Holocaust, JTA, August 31, 2009
  40. "The Avalon Project : Hamas Covenant 1988 articles 22 and 32"
  41. 41.0 41.1 "ratchets up its rhetoric against Jews". Herald Tribune.March 31, 2008.
  42. 42.0 42.1 Erlanger, Steven (April 1, 2008). "In Gaza, Hamas's Insults to Jews Complicate Peace". The New York Times.
  43. Public Opinion Poll No -67 | PCPSR.
    14-17 March 2018. This poll has been conducted in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Ramallah.
    63% reject the idea of allowing Israeli Jews to live in the state of Palestine as citizens or residents.
  44. ADL. / Global 100 [2] West Bank and Gaza 2020: 93% Index Score, 93%. 1,900,000 People in this country harbor anti-Semitic attitudes. 2,030,259 Adult population.
  45. http://www.alqassam.ps/english/?action=aboutus
  46. Bergman, R., waiter, G., Alterman, S. (2002). Freedom of choice: Where did we go wrong? Thus, the Palestinian Authority has become a production line for corruption and terrorism. Israel: Yedioth Ahronoth. p.59.
  47. ibid.
  48. Brazil: Hamas leader arrested in South America, News 1, 19/06/2005.

    21 terrorists arrested - one of whom is known as: 'Abu Hitler' - American intelligence: Hamas recently joined Hezbollah and al-Qaeda in the activities of terrorist organizations in the border triangle: Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.

    Brazilian police said (Saturday, June 18, 2005) that they had arrested 21 "Islamic terrorists," one of whom, Sial Bashar Yahya al-Atari, was defined as "the head of Hamas in South America." Another senior detainee is Hussam Muhammad, a Lebanese citizen known as 'Abu Hitler'.

    The deputy chief of staff said a few days ago that Hamas had recently joined Hezbollah and al-Qaeda in the activities of terrorist organizations in the border triangle: Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.

    U.S. intelligence says the location is a money laundering center for terrorist organizations. The terrorists trade drugs there, forge credit cards and gather intelligence on targets. The profits of their activities are transferred to the Middle East.

    The US Deputy Chief of Staff has warned that these terrorist operatives intend to move their operations into US territory soon.
  49. "Eliminate Sinwar? Israel has a more burning problem on the road to victory over terrorism." A. Issacharoff, Hamal, May 8, 2022.
    Sinwar is the scum of the human race even in terms of his people. In the Israeli prison, he was nicknamed "Abu Tan'ash" (the father of the 12) for his involvement in the murder of 12 collaborating suspects. He took part in severe torture of Palestinians even before his arrest and also in prison and after his release he was involved in the abduction and execution of a battalion commander in the military wing of Hamas.
  50. The note exposing the cruelty of the Hamas leader, Reshet 13, Mar 12, 2017.
    Hamas arrested him on suspicion of moral issues, ie homosexuality, and underwent severe torture in a Hamas prison. The one who interrogates him first is his direct commander, and then, Senwar took responsibility for the investigation, with a dubious reputation - the elimination of 12 Hamas collaborators .... ... The note in question was signed "Abu Ibrahim" - Sinwar's nickname.
  51. Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar admits that the terrorist group [3]
  52. Yoseph Haddad (@YosephHaddad) Tweeted: Plain and simple: Sinwar the leader of Hamas in Gaza admits in his own words that they use civilian areas for terrorist purposes Next you blame Israel for killing innocent civilians understand that Hamas are using their people as human shields https://t.co/Hn2ioFoB25 Junne 5, 2021
  53. Hamas leader’s threats days before Elad terror attack gain new significance, JNS, May 5, 2022.

    “Whoever has a gun should prepare it, and whoever does not have a gun should prepare his cleaver, ax or knife,” said Yahya Sinwar. In the wake of a deadly terrorist attack on Thursday night in the Israeli city of Elad, Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip Yahya Sinwar is drawing renewed attention to a speech he made earlier this week calling for lone-wolf assaults with guns, cleavers, axes and knives.

    Security forces are searching for the assailants who murdered three Israelis and injured at least four people, two critically, in Elad as crowds were celebrating Israel’s 74th birthday. The suspects, who attacked people in the city’s main park by Ibn Gvirol Street, were believed to be armed with an ax and perhaps a firearm.
  54. Yaron Doron, Dana Ben-Shimon, Shahar Klaiman and Ariel Kahana, Terrorist attack in Elad leaves 3 dead, several injured, ILH, May 5, 2022.
    Manhunt underway for two terrorists who carried out a combined axe-firearm attack at the heart of the Haredi community in central Israel. Hamas, Islamic Jihad laud "heroic act" but stop short of claiming responsibility. US, UK, EU denounce the attack, say they "stand with Israel against terrorism."
  55. Shilo Freid, Neither livelihood nor al-Aqsa: they simply hate Jews, Makor Rishon, May 10, 2022.

    Against the background of the wave of terrorist attacks, Ohad Hemo went to East Jerusalem and discovered to his amazement (or not) that young Arabs there wanted to kill us.

    An article by Ohad Hemo, the commentator on Arab affairs of News 12, was broadcast last night (Monday) with a precise timing: Hemo went to East Jerusalem to hear what young Arabs think of Jews, with the sequence of attacks continuing in the background.

    "Every Jew and Jew should [he says] die. Every Jew," said a boy named Ahmed Lehemu. "me too?" The reporter asked twice and the young man answered unequivocally "Yes. All the Jews." "I tell you - I am with Hamas. I go with Hamas. Not Palestine, not Fatah, nothing, only Hamas," said a young resident of the Shuafat ... "There is nothing about Hamas. Sinwar scared them madly, hid behind the trees. When Abu Obeida threatened them, Abu Obeida has a word, when he threatened them they started hiding in their homes," said another interviewee.

    Hemo tried to pretend to be surprised, but this is not the first time he has brought up these voices - exactly the voices the left prefers to ignore. For years they explain that terrorism is the result of oppression, fighting for the homeland, despair of the peace process. But here eloquent and clear young people come and say exactly what they think, without apologizing: their problem is not a hill in Samaria, not a Palestinian state, not Jerusalem and not even the desecration of al-Aqsa. They just hate Jews, and want to murder as many of us as possible. Like that, simple. No opening for arrangement, understanding or in-depth analysis.

    This article was broadcast on the night of May 10, the anniversary of the beginning of the riots across the country in which the same young Arabs participated, in which Yigal Yehoshua was killed in Lod and Avi Har-Even in Acre and many others were injured.

    On the morning after the first wave of riots during Operation Guardian of the Walls, the left explained that this was a result of neglect, budget problems, tension because of the Garin-Torani. It was almost forbidden to say that the murderous spirit of Hamas from Gaza, which dripped into Jerusalem, began to spread among Israeli Arabs as well.

    Look at Hemo's article. Hear the murderous messages and understand: if it sounds like a duck and walks like a duck - it's a duck. They just hate Jews.
  56. Watch: Ohad Hemo interviews young random passers-by in Shuafat, who tell him "every Jew and Jew need to die, including you", Rotter News, 10.05.22.
    Ariel Schnabel Tweeted (May 10, 2022):

    And again our corner "Just listen to them": Ohad Hamu in Shu'afat, interviewing people on the street. Not "extremists", not "terrorist operatives", not "armed" - a group of random young Arabs: "Every Jew [he says] should die." "me too?" Asks Hemo, And they are not confused: "Yes! Yes! Every Jew and Jew need to die! It is written in the Qur'an that every Jew and Jew [he says] should die!" Will you finally listen to them, dreamy "peace" of your kind?

  57. http://www.cfr.org/publication/8968/#12
  58. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/news/2006/02/mil-060218-voa05.htm
  59. Daniel Greenfield, Will Biden fund ISIS in (Arab Islamists in) Israel to aid the Palestinians?, JNS, March 29, 2022.

    The "Palestinian people" have spoken. Will Biden listen to them?

    "In the name of Allah, the merciful and compassionate," said Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas, “we would like to welcome Secretary Clinton.” “Blinken,” someone corrected him.

    “Sorry, Blinken,” said the 86-year-old Islamic terrorist leader.

    U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken had to travel thousands of miles to find a leader even more unpopular and out of it than the one he had left behind at the White House. That was last year. This year, Abbas got Blinken’s name right, but not much else.

    In 17 years (and just one election), Abbas has seen a lot of secretaries of state come and go to get their pictures taken with him before sending him a few hundred million dollars.

    Last year, Abbas told Blinken that he had “postponed the elections” because of Israel and that the moment he gets his paws on Jerusalem, “we will hold them immediately and without any delay, because ultimately what we’re interested in is to establish democracy throughout Palestine.” This year they can’t be held either, because Abbas still doesn’t have Jerusalem.

    The last Palestinian Authority presidential election was in 2005. Abbas won. The last parliamentary election was in 2006. Hamas won. The presidential and parliamentary elections have been postponed since then but are expected to resume any time now. If not, blame Israel.

    Since elections won’t be happening anytime soon, a recent poll reveals that 73% of the “Palestinians” occupying the West Bank and Gaza Strip want Abbas to resign. If elections were somehow held today, the Hamas presidential candidate would win 54% of the vote while Abbas would only get 38%. So you can see why there will be no elections.

    Sixty-one percent want to tear up all agreements with Israel (since they haven’t kept them, that would be a technicality), 70% don’t want to negotiate with Israel and 64% don’t even want to negotiate with Biden. Fifty-eight percent oppose the “two-state solution” that is the touchstone of the entire peace process.

    Seventy-three percent believe that the Koran predicts that Israel will be destroyed, but only 32% believe it will happen in 2022. Under these circumstances, the last thing the Biden administration wants is democracy for the quarreling foreign jihadist tribes who invaded Israel over the last few centuries and were rebranded with the name of the European colonists known as the Philistines.

    Blinken is fine with Abbas postponing the elections forever, because otherwise the terror clans will do what they did the last time that Bush naively allowed elections and vote for Hamas.

    And that would be inconvenient because Hamas won’t pretend that they aren’t terrorists.

    Four Israelis were murdered last week by a Muslim terrorist attack at a mall in Beersheva.

    Despite  the terrorist’s Islamic State membership, a Hamas spokesman praised “the executor of the heroic operation” and promised more “heroic operations: stabbings, ramming and shooting” like the car-ramming and stabbing spree that killed a rabbi who ran a soup kitchen and two mothers of three. So much for the claim that Hamas will inhibit the rise of the “extremists” of ISIS. P.A. media also hailed the terrorist, Muhammad Abu al-Kiyan, who was shot and killed by an Israeli bus driver who chased him down on foot, as a “martyr.” If the P.A. follows its usual “Pay to Slay” policy in this case, it won’t just be financially supporting the usual stable of PLO, Hamas and Islamic Jihad families, but also an ISIS terrorist’s family.

    And that will mean American taxpayers will end up subsidizing ISIS terrorism in Israel, as the Biden administration explores ways to bypass the Taylor Force Act’s ban on terror funding.

    At a joint press conference on Sunday with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Blinken gave a speech mostly blaming Israel for future violence during Passover and Ramadan. That speech was followed by another ISIS attack in which two heavily armed terrorists opened fire on a bus. The Islamic terrorists were taken down by cops who had been eating nearby, but not before they killed two officers.

    Hamas celebrated the “valor and courage” of the ISIS terrorists, as did Islamic Jihad. Hezbollah, backed by Iran, praised the ISIS attack as an “important and most effective practical response to the infamous and treacherous normalization meetings that some Arab regimes are carrying out with the enemy entity,” referring to the anti-Iran summit in Israel with the foreign ministers of Bahrain, UAE, Morocco and Egypt.

    Iran’s pro-Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps outlet, too, praised it as a “martyrdom operation.” When it comes to Israel, Iran and ISIS are on the same side. Much as Al-Qaeda and Iran were on the same side when it came to the terrorist attacks of September 11.

    Blinken meanwhile used the visit to pitch Israelis on a Biden plan to remove the IRGC, Iran’s terror hub, from the list of foreign terrorist organizations, claiming it would be “symbolic.”

    He failed to condemn the terrorist attack as an ISIS attack, calling it “senseless” violence.

    At his joint press conference with Abbas, Blinken also failed to condemn terrorism or to note that ISIS, with the tacit support of his PLO hosts in Ramallah and of Hamas in Gaza, was planting its flag in Israel. Instead, Blinken once again condemned Jewish Israeli “settler violence.”

    Like Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland’s previous visit, the formula of Biden administration officials condemning Israeli “settler violence” while promising to “strengthen” the terrorists of the P.A. is as familiar as it is evil. The P.A. is an unwanted institution whose leader 73% of the people he rules over want to see out of office. And 49% want to dissolve the Palestinian Authority.

    Considering the decades of failure, misery and terrorism wrought by the failed Clinton initiative to create a Palestinian state, it’s long past time for everyone to turn the page on this disaster.

    Neither Arab Muslims nor Israelis want Abbas or the P.A. Only diplomats like Blinken and Nuland insist on keeping the senile tyrant of Ramallah in office until he dies.

    In a final statistic, the poll asked who was “most deserving of representing and leading the Palestinian people.” Thirty-one percent picked Hamas, 29% chose Abbas’ P.A., and 33% chose none of the above. Eighty-four percent believe the P.A. is corrupt and 70% believe Hamas is dirty. The “Palestinian people” have spoken. Will Biden listen to them?

    The root source of the corruption is the hundreds of millions of dollars Blinken came bearing last year for the regime of a corrupt, senile autocrat who didn’t even know whom he was talking to. There’s more money coming this year to prop up the terrorist regime.

    All in the name of a peace which doesn’t exist and that the majority of “Palestinians” don’t want.

    The United States has gone from using its foreign aid to the P.A. to prop up PLO, Islamic Jihad and Hamas terrorism against Israel to subsidizing ISIS terrorism.

    Will ISIS be a final red line for the corrupt farce of a two-state solution and a peace process?
  60. 60.0 60.1 60.2 60.3 60.4 Asmaa al-Ghoul, "Black Palestinians shrug off racism, Al Monitor, November 4, 2013.

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — “Hey, chocolate,” “Hey, cappuccino,” “Hey, Galaxy [brand of chocolate],” “Hey, brown one” and “Hey, black one,” are jocular expressions used by some in Gaza when a man, woman or child of African descent passes by. Sometimes the racism is expressed nonverbally through looks. Gazans, however, seem unaware of this racism.

    Al-Monitor met with political activist Samah al-Rawagh, 33, at her home and asked her whether she experienced any discrimination due to her skin color. She made light of the matter. Yet, when her father Ahmad al-Rawagh, 80, recounted incidents he had experienced involving racism, Samah was shocked. “That’s the first time I’ve heard such stories from you,” she said.

    “I struggled a lot to overcome the difficulties caused by the color of my skin. I always had to doubly prove myself at school, at work and in life, because I’m dark-skinned,” Ahmad said...

    Ahmad remembers when he was a teacher in the late 1950s, and one of his colleagues invited everyone, except him, to a wedding. “That day, I felt embarrassed, and I decided that no one in my family would go through such an experience,” he said...

    Samah agreed with her father and added, “I never felt that the color of my skin made me different from others. I always had the best toys and clothing. I studied in a private school, and I felt that people liked me. Sometimes, I heard comments that bothered me, but this is the first time I’ve heard about my father’s suffering.”

    Samah did not deny that she has been hearing more discriminatory words recently, but she denied that it is about hate. “I hear phrases such as ‘Hey, Galaxy.’ But I sometimes feel that it’s banter, rarely for the purpose of harassing me,” she said...

    "Africans first entered Palestine during the Islamic conquests, specifically when Caliph Omar ibn al-Khattab entered Jerusalem, accompanied by a number of Africans. African communities from Chad, Nigeria, Sudan and Senegal came in the late 19th century, either for worship or to participate in the resistance," Bakhit noted in an interview with Al-Monitor.

    According to Gaza Through History, a book by Ibrahim Sakik, wealthy families in the Gaza Strip participated in the slave trade hundreds of years ago. Another book, Delighting in the Wealth of Gaza's History, notes that some of the residents of the Palestinian village of Berbera were dark-skinned people who came from Morocco.

    The "black neighborhood"

    Next to the Rawagh family’s home there is an entire area on Jala Street inhabited by dark-skinned Gazans. The people and taxi drivers refer to it as the “black neighborhood” or the “dark-skinned neighborhood."

    Mohammed Abu Rashed, 13, who is a talented soccer player and dreams of becoming like Lionel Messi, recounted his experience to Al-Monitor. “At school, they say ‘Hey, chocolate,’ but I don’t pay attention to them.” His friend Ahed, 17, interrupted and said, “Liar. We do get bothered.” ...

    Abed al-Rawagh, 21, who works at a grocery store at the neighborhood’s entrance, told Al-Monitor that racism affects his business. “I don’t feel discriminated against until a white girl or woman comes to buy from the grocery store. As soon as she sees me, she changes her mind about buying and leaves. There’s a widespread belief that a black man would harm her. That offends me.”..

    Bakhit, who lives in the Nuseirat camp in central Gaza, recalled an incident with one of the security services in Gaza after the split in 2007. “The policeman looked inside a taxi and ordered the two dark-skinned men inside, us, to step out. So my brother and I stepped out, and we headed to the search location. After they made sure that we weren’t suspects, we went back to the car. I felt very insulted. The driver asked me why. I told him ‘It seems we are now in Chicago!'”
  61. 61.0 61.1 61.2 61.3 61.4 61.5 61.6 "Black Palestinians face subtle racism in Gaza." Ahmed Alnaouq, Special to Gulf News. May 05, 2017.

    Obaid, who believes his ancestors came from Sudan, says he has to work twice as hard to prove himself.

    Gaza: Black Palestinians constitute a minority of one per cent of the total population of the two million inhabitants living in Gaza Strip.

    While its is difficult to accurately pin their exact origins, many say they came from Ghana, Sudan and Egypt — or at least that’s what has been passed down through their oral history.

    Many first came to Palestine during the Islamic conquests as slaves to serve their owners in the seventh century.

    It is also reported that another wave of Africans emigrated to Palestine in the late 19th century to work as merchants or fighters under the rule of the Ottoman Empire.

    Despite their deep roots in Palestine, many still encounter racism and discrimination, although it is to a much less degree as how poorly people of colour are treated in other countries — particularly the US.

    Mohammad Obaid, 26, a folklore dancer and founder of the Dabke Club for children, thinks his ancestors originally came from Sudan.

    “My grandparents worked as merchants in 1948 areas, which is considered Beersheba in Israel today..."

    At least 11,000 black Palestinians live in Al Jalla’a district of Gaza in a neighbourhood called “Al Abeed” which means slaves in Arabic...

    Although there is no official discriminatory policy against black Palestinians, Obaid says that subtle racism makes his life more difficult than lighter skinned Palestinians.

    “If I wasn’t the best dancer, I wouldn’t be on the Dabke team,” he said.

    “I always have to prove myself twice as much as others.”

    Many black Palestinians are not considered for jobs that require direct communication or interaction with customers.

    The majority of Palestinians do not marry black Palestinians, although recently there have been some changes in mentality.

    “Where I live, people accept to marry black Palestinians, but in other areas it is strictly forbidden,” he said.

    It is worse for black Palestinian women — while dark-skinned men may be able to marry light-skinned Palestinians, the reverse is mostly not accepted.

    “I knew a couple who were in love but the father of the would-be groom threatened to renounce him in the newspapers. Sadly, they separated,” he said.

    And Obaid says the security forces have been recently very harsh on black Palestinians.

    When the cops pulled him and his friends over recently, he was the only one from the passengers pulled out for further security checks.

    He took his anger out by writing a poem directed at the police entitled “Blacks are not security suspects”...

    “The police treatment has gotten worse, so for the first time I thought about leaving.”

    But for Karama, a 34-year-old Palestinian woman, who has a black father and white mother, race has never gotten in the way of her success.

    “I personally haven’t experienced any discrimination,” she told Gulf News.

    “Blacks are sometimes preferred by some organisations who seek diversity.”

    Karama has participated and led many different social work initiatives and ceremonies, but she acknowledges that having a white mother could be the reason.

    “I know in other areas of Gaza, people are not as accepting.”
  62. 62.0 62.1 Matthew Kaminski, They Need to Be Liberated From Their God, Wall Street Journal, March 6, 2010
  63. Joel C. Rosenberg, Love Your Enemies? How The Son Of The Founder Of Hamas Went From Jihad To Jesus, review
  64. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703915204575103481069258868.html#printMode
  65. [bbc.co.uk/mpapps/pagetools/print/news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8533952.stm?ad=1 BBC NEWS Hamas man's son was Israeli spy] February 24, 2010
  66. The Associated Press, Hamas spy unafraid, criticizes Islam' Mar 3, 2010'
  67. Khaled Abu Toameh, "The Role of Iran's Palestinian Mercenaries," Gatestone Inst., October 28, 2021.

    Hamas and PIJ, it seems, want to continue receiving funds and weapons from Iran, but they do not want to be seen by Arabs and Muslims as mercenaries serving Iran's interests in the Middle East.

    Hamas and PIJ want the Palestinians and the rest of the Arabs and Muslims to believe that their only goal is to "liberate all of Palestine, from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea" -- a euphemism for driving the Jews out of Israel and replacing it with an Islamist state.

    That is most likely why both Palestinian terror groups were quick to issue statements denying that their main goal is to defend Iran and serve its interests in the Middle East.

    "Take your armies and go with them back to Iran, where you can fight your battles away from the peoples you occupy to achieve your agendas," said Sami Gemayel, head of the Lebanese Kataeb Party. He also criticized the failure of Lebanese leaders to respond to the admission that Hezbollah was created to serve Iran, and not Lebanon: "Are you ready now to face the truth?"

    The Iranian commander's [Maj. Gen. Gholam Ali Rashid's] statements coincide with the Biden administration's delusional commitment to the fiction that the US will somehow convince Iran to abandon its plans to acquire nuclear weapons.

    While the Biden administration is talking about "diplomacy" as the best way to rein in Iran's nuclear program, the mullahs are preparing for war and advancing their scheme to annihilate Israel and, with the help of their six "armies," occupy still more Arab countries.
  68. Hamas congratulates Taliban for ‘victory’ over America in Afghanistan, JNS, Aug 16, 2021 Officials of the terror group in Gaza said it proves that “the resistance of the peoples—foremost of which is our struggling Palestinian people—is destined for victory.